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Tracey John

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We Don't Need No Education

Media Molecule's John Beech shows that to be a game developer, sometimes all you need is a PS3 and a lot of creativity

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Torrasque

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TL;DR version
This guy is living the dream.

This reminds me of the guy who was working on World of Starcraft, that got brought to the Blizzard studios...
Not sure what exactly happened to him after that, but I'm sure WoS will be out sometime in 2050.
 

Catchy Slogan

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I'll just leave this here...


Who ever said that sitting around playing video games all day never got you a job?
 

Wilko316

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"We Don't Need No Education".

Yes you do, you've just used a double negative. =D
 

Smooth Operator

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Wow that is one hell of a story, see kids you don't need school at all :p
Just need to win a lottery...

Anyone has a list of those levels?
 

AnonymouZero

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Mr.K. said:
Wow that is one hell of a story, see kids you don't need school at all :p
Just need to win a lottery...

Anyone has a list of those levels?
this!

and, now that he has been corrupted, just how long can he dazzle and win the approval of his peers? sure enough he's gonna learn and maybe do some code or whatthefuckever game devs need to know. but then, wouldn't he be just another part of the dev team?

enough with the pessimistic view tho, i for one am happy about the fucker.
 

Nocta-Aeterna

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I feel inadequate once again. John Beech, you have my deepest respect, and if I owned a PS3 with LBP, I would now hurridly download all your levels.
 

halka

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"...From not having any experience to be working at one of the best game companies in the world, it was such a quantum leap for me. It absolutely blew my mind."
So, a smallest possible leap, then?
 

ThriKreen

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As someone who also did work on a game mod (NWN) and got contacted by the company for a job opportunity (BioWare), I can echo his actions, however I did go to a 2y comp.gfx course, as opposed to a game development one.

Going to a school isn't as important as actually making use of available mod tools and making your own stuff. A piece of paper doesn't mean much unless you can actually show you can do the job and show creativity in this industry.
 

The Stonker

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Wilko316 said:
"We Don't Need No Education".

Yes you do, you've just used a double negative. =D

Guess what?!

Nobody cares.
This story is full of awesome! It even makes me inspired.
 

Wilko316

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The Stonker said:
Wilko316 said:
"We Don't Need No Education".

Yes you do, you've just used a double negative. =D

Guess what?!

Nobody cares.
This story is full of awesome! It even makes me inspired.
It was a joke from The I.T. Crowd ... I'm not even sure what else to say, your comment made me laugh alot.
 

sergnb

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Torrasque said:
TL;DR version
This guy is living the dream.

This reminds me of the guy who was working on World of Starcraft, that got brought to the Blizzard studios...
Not sure what exactly happened to him after that, but I'm sure WoS will be out sometime in 2050.
This reminds me of this illustrator that did fanart for Star Wars all his life and got hired by Lucas Arts as a concept artist
 

Pontus Hashis

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Wanna know something else about this guy?

He almost got killed right befor he got the jobb. He was crushed under a pile of dirt.
And that was just one of the many times he was close to die.
 

MajorDolphin

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Pontus Hashis said:
Wanna know something else about this guy?

He almost got killed right befor he got the jobb. He was crushed under a pile of dirt.
And that was just one of the many times he was close to die.
Well, luckily Baron Munchausen got a job at Media Molecule.

Seriously though, awesome story. I remember seeing some postings on MM and thinking how awesome it would be to work there. Glad to see someone from the community made it.
 

Swifteye

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Wilko316 said:
The Stonker said:
Wilko316 said:
"We Don't Need No Education".

Yes you do, you've just used a double negative. =D

Guess what?!

Nobody cares.
This story is full of awesome! It even makes me inspired.
It was a joke from The I.T. Crowd ... I'm not even sure what else to say, your comment made me laugh alot.
The IT crowd? Isn't that show new? I remember that double negative joke existing usually tied down to some angry hispanic guy with a knife (or perhaps that's just my mind playing games with me)